Positive Antinuclear Antibody: What Now?
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Ashley Cooper, MD
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“Positive ANA” is one of the most common reasons for referral to the pediatric rheumatology clinic. The antinuclear antibody (ANA) is often mistakenly considered a good screening test for rheumatic disease.
Dr. Ashley Cooper, Interim Division Director of Pediatric Rheumatology, discusses what it means when a child has a positive anti-nuclear antibody test, when ANA should be checked, and how to talk about the test results with the family.
Smith, Michael and Cooper, Ashley M., "Positive Antinuclear Antibody: What Now?" (2018). Pediatrics in Practice Podcast. 11.